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Property: Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba

Id. N°: 995

State Party: Argentina

Criteria: C (ii) (iv)

The Committee decided to inscribe the site on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (ii) and (iv):

Criterion (ii) The Jesuit buildings and ensembles of Córdoba and the estancias are exceptional examples of the fusion of European and indigenous values and cultures during a seminal period in South America.

Criterion (iv) The religious, social, and economic experiment carried out in South America for over 150 years by the Society of Jesus produced a unique form of material expression, which is illustrated by the Jesuit buildings and ensembles of Córdoba and the estancias.

The Delegate of Mexico noted the influence of the Jesuit Order on the American continent and highlighted the fact that the property was representative of an extensive agricultural system founded by religious orders.